Peterson Institute publications
The Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan
research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. More › ›
RSS News Feed Search

Working Paper 06-3

Offshoring in Europe—Evidence of a Two-Way Street from Denmark

by Peter D. Ørberg Jensen, Copenhagen Business School
and Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Nicolai Søndergaard Laugesen, Rambøll Management

June 2006

View full document [pdf]

Jacob Funk KirkegaardNew data from Denmark reveal that more jobs were created in 2002-05 due to inshoring of jobs to eastern Denmark than were lost by offshoring of jobs by companies in that region. Both offshoring and inshoring took place in essentially all relevant sectors of the eastern Danish economy, particularly in manufacturing and information technology. The employment trends pose challenges for low-skilled workers, who are most likely to lose their jobs due to offshoring, and for highly skilled specialists, who face pressure to constantly upgrade their skills.


Working Paper 15-10: Recent Declines in Labor's Share in US Income: A Preliminary Neoclassical Account June 2015

Working Paper 14-6: Wages and Labor Market Slack: Making the Dual Mandate Operational September 2014
Revised November 13, 2014

Working Paper 14-2: Labor Market Slack in the United Kingdom July 2014

Working Paper 13-7: How to Measure Underemployment? August 2013

Article: When It Comes to Globalization, Listen to the American People April 18, 2011

Op-ed: Taxing China's Assets: How to Increase US Employment Without Launching a Trade War April 25, 2011

Op-ed: Trade: An Opportunity About to Be Lost? May 20, 2011

Testimony: Designing a National Strategy for Responding to Economic Dislocation June 24, 2008

Testimony: Reforming Unemployment Insurance for the 21st Century Workforce March 15, 2007

Op-ed: Why a “Grand Deal” on Labor Could End Trade Talks March 12, 2007

Working Paper 05-9: Tradable Services: Understanding the Scope and Impact of Services Outsourcing September 2005

Paper: Outsourcing--Stains on the White Collar? February 2004

Policy Brief 03-11: Globalization of IT Services and White Collar Jobs: The Next Wave of Productivity Growth December 2003

Policy Brief 01-2: A Prescription to Relieve Worker Anxiety March 2001